28 Aug 2017

Sustainable Aviation welcomes the government announcement of funding support to develop low carbon, waste-based fuels for planes

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Sustainable Aviation welcomes the government announcement of funding support to develop low carbon, waste-based fuels for planes

“Sustainable Aviation (SA) – the coalition of UK airlines, airports, aerospace manufacturers and the air traffic service provider, which works to deliver cleaner, quieter, smarter flying – welcomes the Government announcement of funding support for projects in the UK to develop low carbon waste-based fuels for planes.

In 2014, SA published a Road-Map to demonstrate the opportunity to develop and introduce sustainable jet fuels. This analysis has shown that the use of sustainable aviation fuels in the UK can contribute to a reduction in CO2 emissions of up to 24% by 2050 for the aviation sector as well as significantly reduce particulate emissions.

Independent research conducted for SA indicates that a domestic industry for the production of sustainable jet fuels could provide between five and 12 sustainable fuel plants throughout the UK, generating a Gross Value Added (GVA) of up to £265 million a year by 2030 and support up to 4,400 jobs.

Since 2014, SA and the UK aviation industry has been working with UK Government and Innovate UK to review and enhance incentives and polices to realise the opportunities for sustainable jet fuel production in the UK.

In addition to this announcement, SA is hopeful of a further announcement from the Government regarding aviation’s inclusion in the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation, to ensure that the opportunities from sustainable aviation fuels are fully realised.”

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Notes to editors

  • Sustainable Aviation is a coalition of UK airlines, airports, aerospace manufacturers and the air traffic service provider, which works to deliver cleaner, quieter, smarter flying.
  • It acts as a long term strategy which sets out the collective approach of UK aviation to tackling the challenge of ensuring a sustainable future for the UK aviation industry.
  • Launched in 2005, it is a world first, bringing together major UK airlines, airports, manufacturers and air navigation service providers towards a collective sustainability goal.
  • The Sustainable Aviation Sustainable Fuels Road-Map was first published in December 2014 and is available here: http://www.sustainableaviation.co.uk/road-maps/
  • A full list of Sustainable Aviation members is available here: http://www.sustainableaviation.co.uk/members-signatories

For further information please contact:

Email info@sustainableaviation.co.uk.